The funny side of guiding

We as rangers sometimes come across funny moments in the bush that makes for a good chuckle, two of these moments happened on recent game drives. We came across a pride of lions sprawled in the road, the dominant male lion was also present and lying down in the road....

Tree climbing lions

When we think about a “big cat in a tree”, we automatically think of a leopard and sometimes forget that even the bigger cats, like the lions, are also able to scale up large trees! Lions will climb up into tree for various reasons, some being, to perhaps steal a kill...

Who thought of that?

The other morning I woke up, to a fantastic sunrise and the sound of the male lion roaring in the distance, one problem though, I had a serious headache, which is never convenient when you have to work with guests, answering loads of questions and always trying to be...
A legacy has ended…

A legacy has ended…

  We had a bad start to the New Year and it was with great sadness that we learned that one of the most legendary Leopard females in the area got killed by another female leopard in a territorial fight the 1st of January.   Ixongile was probably the leopard seen most...

African Wild Cat

What is an African wild cat?   This question came up on the safari the moment we saw the small cat moving over an open plain.  A wildcat looks a lot like a domestic cat in size, and also sometimes in color. This unfortunately is actually one of the reasons why this...